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Springbrook National Park by DrewHopper Springbrook National Park by DrewHopper
Springbrook National Park - Natural Bridge - QLD, Australia.

This Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front.

The cave is home to a colony of glow worms which you can do a night tour through the cave. I'm yet to do that, gotta pick the right season.

About the photo:
I've always wanted a panorama of these falls ever since seeing Ken Duncan's [link]

6 image horizontal panorama stitch
3 underexposed, 3 overexposed
Tricky blending in PS to obtain complete shadow detail throughout.



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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
I tried photomerge in ps auto but it wouldn't detect the dark exposure in the cave. I ended up doing it manually in PS which seemed to work fine, but now I see it's soft. It could even be water on the lens, the cave is very moist so it's probably a water droplet. I might have to go through the exposures I took and find a different photo or blend another shot into it ;)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yep...i've had to do that plenty. Might want to try a diff program like ptgui where you can tell it the points to line up. Rock on!
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous pano.
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Tarsurion Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Photographer
We have a similar waterfall in Minnesota called Devil's Kettle Falls. I have a photo in my gallery but was unable to link it here.
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LElizabeth89 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
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justeline Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Such a fantastic place and so beautifully captured Drew!
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reluctant-artist-01 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW!!! This is really amazing!!!:love::clap:
Wat a beautiful place! :la
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kuromizuma Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. That's gorgeous!
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Peterkat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot!
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hugatree1019 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
WOW. This is so amazing. <33
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Akswad Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
beautiful
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Lergas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
wow
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bishop2z3z Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Exquisite, this is really breathtaking
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ist the paradise

!!! i love it

visit my gallery and comment ... thank you </ b>
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candyrod Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Amazing, thanks for sharing this great picture !
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blizbor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
this foto make sound like blmb blbmbb, blmb blbmbb...
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haplotheone Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Heaven is on Earth.
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long-danzi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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ShawnThuggz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
This place looks amazing.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work
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HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Very beautiful :D
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Irio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
such a place exists... kill me.
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PhillipFry Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
:eager::eager::eager::eager: wanna :eager::eager::eager::eager:
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SpiderlilyStory Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't see this while I was there...How could I have missed this!?!?DX
I went to Best of all look out point (I don't remember if this is the right name, I went to Australia years ago). I didn't get to see much, just clouds, clouds and clouds.
Then, again its better than over here if you look out you normally see buildings, buildings and more buildings...
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ChaosAurion Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
plsssss put up a bigger res one!
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StefanHefele Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
I like the green mossy stones on the right side. The Watefal reminds me on a sunray, very beautiful. Too bad that the left stones are not full of moss. I don┤t wanna critic around too much - but there are some unsharp parts especially on the right Top... :-) But all in all great competition to K.D.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
It was a mission to stitch this pano together, also blending the exposures. I think one of the layers was slightly off which made it soft in the right. I will re-work this one at a later date. Cheers :P
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StefanHefele Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
;-) i know such problems! They always hit my ass...
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minginc Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
prefer your version- more lush :)
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maximQuirk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
wow.. stunning view.. reminds me of a place i visited in Brazil..
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Beautiful scene!
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Ninja-Ralph Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Holy shit mate! Excellent work!! :D
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StillWaterSaryna Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: :wow: :wow:
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primulatook Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such beauty!
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